It is just me, or has January absolutely flown by? During a really busy and hectic month I’ve found it a struggle to find time to read, but when I have been able to I have enjoyed it. I’m going to dive right in here with my thoughts on last month’s books, so let’s get started!
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
Unpopular opinion alert, but I really didn’t enjoy this. I had heard of this book and of Sophia Amoruso though the blogosphere. I was expecting a mix of Sophia’s story along with advice about being your own #GIRLBOSS, but this wasn’t the case and it felt like an effort to churn through it. Regardless, it was a captivating read and I finished this one in just a few days.
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
This one was probably my favourite read out of the lot! I love Lauren Graham and I love Gilmore Girls, and this book is full of both of these things. I will issue a warning here – this is brimming with Gilmore Girls spoilers! If you’ve not watched every season including the revival and don’t want to be spoiled then steer well clear. It is sweet and funny, and written the way that Lauren Graham speaks – it was tiring to keep up sometimes, but a thoroughly good read.
Radical Self Love by Gala Darling
I’m gonna be honest – I didn’t read this. I planned to and I made a start, but I felt so un-enthusiastic about it that I couldn’t even force myself to give it a try to stick with it. It’s not about the author or even the book itself – I just wasn’t feeling it!
I did want to read three books though, so in place of this I read ‘A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness. I’ve not seen the film but heard that it’s really sad, and the novel absolutely lived up to this. I won’t ruin it, but I sped through the last few chapters with tears in my eyes and a heavy heart and was a snotty mess by the time I finished.
So what reads do I have planned for February?
Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
See you next month for an update on these!